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rwmagnus
02-21-2006, 10:54 AM
Okay what do you guys think about this 870? I sold an 870 many years ago and would like to replace it. My auto is the 1100CM but I want a pump for the collection. Looking to use it in some local shotgun matches.


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jessegpresley
02-21-2006, 11:30 AM
Everybody and their brother likes the 870. It is the de facto law enforcement shotgun. Local shotgun matches? I thought everyone in 3 gun used semi-autos?

asintado
02-21-2006, 11:40 AM
Try Big 5 Sporting Goods.They always have great deals going on there. I plan on acquiring one in time. It's a hard choice between the 870 and the Mossberg 500. But sometimes you get a "clanky" 500 so I'd stick w/ what's a safe bet and get the 870.

D.carden
02-21-2006, 11:58 AM
Hey Ralph,
I just set-up an 870 express pump for 3 gun.
I put on a Hogue stock/forend.
Got a 21" turkey barrel from Rem.
Mag ext from Choate.

It performs great. Slugs at 50 yds are very accurate. ( couldn't decide on an auto. Figured i'd start with this).

Dan....

rwmagnus
02-21-2006, 12:39 PM
Everybody and their brother likes the 870. It is the de facto law enforcement shotgun. Local shotgun matches? I thought everyone in 3 gun used semi-autos?

They do. I'm not going the 3 gun route right now. Prado is starting up a 2 gun pistol shotgun match next month and Ironsights in Oceanside does a reload match the last thur of the month. I agree in almost any competition autos rule and I've got the auto thing covered for now. I just want a pump. Always liked the 870. Just not sure which model to go with. If I do the 3 Gun it would most likely be Heavy Metal.

rwmagnus
02-21-2006, 12:41 PM
Hey Ralph,
I just set-up an 870 express pump for 3 gun.
I put on a Hogue stock/forend.
Got a 21" turkey barrel from Rem.
Mag ext from Choate.

It performs great. Slugs at 50 yds are very accurate. ( couldn't decide on an auto. Figured i'd start with this).

Dan....

Hey Dan,
Sounds like a good setup. I figure I'd wind up with a extra barrel as well. I've actually got most the parts if I could find a 870 beater I could fix it up.

Mesa Tactical
02-21-2006, 1:15 PM
That's a very good price for a new 870. We bought a couple last year when Turners had them on sale at a similar price.

You can find used 870s for a lot less, and being 870s most used ones are still in pretty workable condition. But for a new 870, the Turners sales prices usually can't be beat in California.

x2delight
02-22-2006, 8:21 PM
anyone ever shot a 870 with a pistol grip?

hows it recoil?

slowjonn
02-22-2006, 10:31 PM
The 870 is to shotguns what the Ruger 10/22 is to rimfie rifles. They are great and will last a lifetime. I have several and have never looked back.

Mesa Tactical
02-24-2006, 7:42 AM
anyone ever shot a 870 with a pistol grip?

hows it recoil?

Pistol grip only? Very bad idea.

Pistol grip stock? Matter of opinion. We love pistol grip stocks. Don't notice any difference in perceived recoil.

crs1
02-25-2006, 10:00 AM
My 870 was my first gun (hunting, etc.) and I still have it, love it, and want another. I also have a Mossy 500 which I love. Both guns have equal round counts, never had a problem with either (except when I tried to shoot some shells with deformed cases...that's my stupidity). I think the 870 is better built than the Mossy and feels "tighter", but my Mossy is easier to load (I think) and lighter (alum. receiver).

The short of it, if I could have only one gun, it would be an 870.:)

Black Majik
03-04-2006, 2:19 PM
Hey Ralph,

The 870 platform is of course track proven... They're very durable shotguns imo. If you take care of the Express HD, I'm sure that shotgun will last you a lifetime of happy shooting. The only shotguns I own are 870s, and I'm very happy with them. But then again, I prefer pump shotguns to any of the other platforms (auto, SxS, O/U etc...)

Did prices just go up? I remember Turners having a sale on those shotguns for $299 with regular price being at $319.

denalion22
03-05-2006, 9:06 PM
Here is my 870!! I say buy it you will love ithttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/denalion22/Remington870tactical.jpg

asintado
03-05-2006, 9:32 PM
What kind of front grip is that?

Hoss.870
03-06-2006, 10:25 AM
Thats a SureFire weapon light. Surefire makes an awsome product.

denalion22
03-17-2006, 6:52 PM
You are right suefire 618

morepoop4u
03-17-2006, 10:01 PM
that surefire is sweet but it cost almost as much as the shotty haha.

11Z50
03-17-2006, 10:03 PM
My .02? Can't go wrong with the 870. Try to find somebody that got a bad one. I've never.

denalion22
03-17-2006, 10:10 PM
that surefire is sweet but it cost almost as much as the shotty haha.

This is true, but to be honest with you the gun and the knights ras rail and the AR adapter where the cheapest parts of this project. The aimpoint and the light was more expensive then the shotgun itself. But I would do it all over again. Crap i did I bought one built it and then sold it, and was sorry that I did so I built another one.

Pulsar
03-17-2006, 11:36 PM
Can't go wrong with the 870, in quality I'd say ithica is the only one that is better, but good luck finding parts if something breaks on an ithica.